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Impact assessment of the Lawrence waste water treatment plant on the Wakarusa River: follow-up assessment. Central Plains Center for BioAssessment

This two-year study continues the chemical and biological monitoring of the Wakarusa River that we performed in 2013-2015 prior to the City of Lawrence’s new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) coming into operation in 2018. That 2013-2015 baseline study fulfilled a pre-discharge monitoring requirement for the discharge permit that the City obtained from the Kansas Department of Environment and Health.

Infrastructure Management, Streams, Water Resources
2020 Jan-1 to 2021 Jan-1
Debbie Baker Aquatic Ecology Douglas County Kansas
  1. Debbie Baker
  2. Ted Harris
Fungal community structure and enzymatic profiles are shaped by soil horizon and land management in a tallgrass prairie.

Mycological Society of America, 2019-2020. Fungal community structure and enzymatic profiles are shaped by soil horizon and land management in a tallgrass prairie. PI: B.A. Sikes.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Benjamin Sikes
  1. Benjamin Sikes
    Contribution: 
    PI
Mosquito Taxonomic Identification.

Battelle Memorial Institute, 2019. Mosquito Taxonomic Identification. PI: D.C. Rogers.  

2019 Jan-1 D. Christopher Rogers
  1. D. Christopher Rogers
    Contribution: 
    PI
Connections among aquatic microbiomes and water quality degradation.

NSF-EPSCoR, $43,395, 2019-2020. Connections among aquatic microbiomes and water quality degradation. PI: J. Brewer. Co-I: T. Loecke.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Terry Loecke
  1. Terry Loecke
    Contribution: 
    Co-I
Vouchered Echinacea specimen collections.

Herbalife Nutrition, $4,536, 2019-2020. Vouchered Echinacea Specimen Collections. PI: K. Kindscher.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Kelly Kindscher
  1. Kelly Kindscher
    Contribution: 
    PI
Ethnobotany and Plant Conservation Education Program.

Kingsbury Family Foundation, $70,000, 2019-2022. Ethnobotany and Plant Conservation Education Program. PI: K. Kindscher.

2019 Jan-1 to 2022 Jan-1
Kelly Kindscher
  1. Kelly Kindscher
    Contribution: 
    PI
Legume-rhizobia mutualism as a driver of grassland composition and community resistance to invasion.

USDA-NRFI, 2019-2021. Postdoctoral Fellowship: Legume-rhizobia mutualism as a driver of grassland composition and community resistance to invasion. PI: S. Magnoli. Co-PI: J.D. Bever.

2019 Jan-1 to 2021 Jan-1
Jim Bever
  1. Jim Bever
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  2. Susan Magnoli
    Contribution: 
    PI
Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: American Crossroads: Digitizing the Vascular Flora of the South-Central United States

Oklahoma State University and NSF, 2019-2020, $78,867. “Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: American Crossroads: Digitizing the Vascular Flora of the South-Central United States.” PI: C.C. Freeman.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Craig C. Freeman
  1. Craig C. Freeman
    Contribution: 
    PI
Indian Creek wastewater impact assessment study.

Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment, 2019-2020, $14,880. “Indian Creek Wastewater impact assessment study.” PI: A. Burgin.

 

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Amy Burgin
  1. Amy Burgin
    Contribution: 
    PI
Alexios Reference Lake assessment study.

Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment, 2019-2020, $13,817. “Alexios Reference Lake assessment study.” PI: A. Burgin.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Amy Burgin
  1. Amy Burgin
    Contribution: 
    PI
Sediment coring for HAB trends at Webster and Kanopolis reservoirs.

Kansas Water Office, 2019-2020, $100,000. “Sediment coring for HAB trends at Webster and Kanopolis  reservoirs.” PI: T.D. Harris.

2019 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Ted Harris
  1. Ted Harris
    Contribution: 
    PI
Greater prairie chicken interstate working group planning and coordination Kansas Applied Remote Sensing

Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, 2019-2021, $252,878.  “Greater prairie chicken interstate working group planning and coordination.” PI: M. Houts.

2019 Jan-1 to 2021 Jan-1
Mike Houts
  1. Mike Houts
    Contribution: 
    PI
Collaborative Research: The role of ecological heterogeneity in a long-term grassland restoration experiment.

National Science Foundation LTREB, 2019-2024, $529,242. “Collaborative Research: The role of ecological heterogeneity in a long-term grassland restoration experiment.” PI: S.G. Baer.

2019 Jan-1 to 2024 Jan-1
Sara Baer
  1. Sara Baer
    Contribution: 
    PI
Multivariate, spatio-temporal data analysis and interactive visualization to address harmful cyanobacterial blooms and water quality in lakes and reservoirs. Reservoir Assessment Program

University of Kansas Research Excellence Fund (CR2: collaborative research), 2018, $18,000. “Multivariate, spatio-temporal data analysis and interactive visualization to address harmful cyanobacterial blooms and water quality in lakes and reservoirs.” PI: M. Hill. Co-PIs: N. Brunsell, T. Harris, J. Roundy.

2018 Jan-1 Ted Harris
  1. Ted Harris
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  2. Contribution: 
    PI
    Person name (if not KBS employee): 
    M. Hill
  3. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
    Person name (if not KBS employee): 
    N. Brunsell
    Organization: 
    University of Kansas
  4. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
    Person name (if not KBS employee): 
    J. Roundy
Farming for a smaller dead zone: How agricultural conservation practices, artificial drainage, and climate change affect water quality in Iowa.

Society for Conservation Biology, 2018-2020, $197,925. “Farming for a smaller dead zone: How agricultural conservation practices, artificial drainage, and climate change affect water quality in Iowa.” Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship for B. McGill. Labs: A. Burgin, T. Loecke.

2018 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Amy Burgin
  1. Amy Burgin
  2. Terry Loecke
Are biogeochemical responses linked to the microbial composition of a defined nutrient and microbial input to a large river?

National Science Foundation (Ecosystems) RAPID, 2018-2019, $200,000 ($95,000 to KU). “Are biogeochemical responses linked to the microbial composition of a defined nutrient and microbial input to a large river?” PI: L. Zeglin. Co-PI: A. Burgin.

2018 Jan-1 to 2019 Jan-1
Amy Burgin
  1. Contribution: 
    PI
    Person name (if not KBS employee): 
    L. Zeglin
  2. Amy Burgin
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
Does nutrient form control harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxin release?

Kansas Water Resources Institute and U.S. Geological Survey, January-December 2018. “Does nutrient form control harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxin release?” PI: T. Harris. Co-PIs: A. Burgin, J. Denoyelles, E. Martinko.

Kansas Water Research Institute, 2018-2020, $30,000. “Does nutrient form control harmful algal bloom toxin release?” PI: T.D. Harris. Co-PI: A.J. Burgin, F. deNoyelles, and E. Martinko.

2018 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Ted Harris
  1. Contribution: 
    PI
  2. Amy Burgin
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  3. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  4. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
Advancing soil organic matter research: Synthesizing multi-scale observations, manipulations & models.

National Science Foundation (Long Term Research in Environmental Biology), 2016-2017, $75,000. “Advancing soil organic matter research: Synthesizing multi-scale observations, manipulations & models.” PI: W. Wieder. Participants: S. Billings, et al.

2018 Jan-1 Sharon Billings
  1. Sharon Billings
    Contribution: 
    Participant
Multivariate, spatio-temporal data analyses and interactive visualization to address harmful cyanobacterial blooms and water quality in lakes and reservoirs.

University of Kansas Research Excellence Fund (CR2), 2018, $18,000. “Multivariate, spatio-temporal data analyses and interactive visualization to address harmful cyanobacterial blooms and water quality in lakes and reservoirs.” PI: M.C. Hill. Co-PIs: N. Brunsell, T.D. Harris, and J. Roundy.

2018 Jan-1 Ted Harris
  1. Contribution: 
    PI
    Person name (if not KBS employee): 
    M.C. Hill
  2. Ted Harris
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  3. Contribution: 
    Co-PI
  4. Scott Campbell
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI
Sediment coring at Marion and Sebelius reservoirs and HAB analyses. Reservoir Assessment Program

Kansas Water Office, 2018-2020, $125,000. “Sediment coring at Marion and Sebelius reservoirs and HAB analyses.” PI: T.D. Harris. Co-PI: J. Kastens. 

2018 Jan-1 to 2020 Jan-1
Ted Harris
  1. Ted Harris
    Contribution: 
    PI
  2. Jude Kastens
    Contribution: 
    Co-PI

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